Top titles by checkout at Flower Memorial Library

Top titles by checkout at Flower Memorial Library:

1) James Patterson: Second Honeymoon
2) Dan Brown: Inferno
3) David Baldacci: The Hit
4) James Patterson: Mistress
5) Elizabeth Hadler: Please Don’t Tell

Top five Ebooks at Flower Memorial Library:

1) Lee Child: Never Go Back
2) Jeanne Glidewell: Haunted
3) Susan Beth Pfeffer: Life as We Knew It
4) Bronwyn Scott: A Lady Dares
5) Lia Romeo: Dating the Devil

Books of local interest

Arcadia Publishing has published “Association Island” in its Images of America series.

The island, part of the town of Henderson, was once a retreat for General Electric workers. The retreat was formed by a group of businessmen from the incandescent lamp industry whose association competed with GE. [Read more…]

Top titles at Flower Memorial Library – June 2013

The top five titles by checkout at Watertown’s Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library are:

1) “Dead, White and Blue” by Carolyn Hart

2) “Notorious Nineteen” by Janet Evanovich

3) “The Hit” by David Baldacci

4) “Gotcha” by Fern Michaels

5) “Guilt: An Alex Delaware Novel” by Jonathan Kellerman

The top five e-books at Flower Memorial Library:

1) “Starting Now” by Debbie Macomber

2) “The House on Burra Burra” by Jennie Jones

3) “12th of Never” by James Patterson

4) “Joe Doe” by Tess Gerritsen

5) “Blind Alley” by Iris Johansen

Books of local interest

Erica Moulton, Adams, has self-published two books. The first, titled “What Happened,” is a story of 12-year-old Virginia who was “robbed of her childhood at the hands of a neighbor.” The guilt and secrets of what happened that day follow Virginia as she attempts to navigate through her troubled life battling addiction and self-mutilation. The book sells for $2.99 on Amazon’s Kindle store.

The second is “Miss Non-Perfectionist: Stories of Failure to Achieve SuperMom Status,” which is available for 99 cents in Amazon’s Kindle store. This book is a compilation of the author’s best blog posts from her site Penny Pinching Parents, Ms. Moulton takes everyday situations and finds humor among the chaos. [Read more…]

Effort to lure bookstore to Watertown gains steam as organizers get word out

Cathy M. Anderson displays Thursday the Facebook page she created to recruit a bookstore to the Watertown area. Photo by Norm Johnston/Watertown Daily Times.

After launching a Facebook page last summer to drum up support, a group of book lovers remains focused on luring a big bookstore, such as Barnes & Noble or Books-A-Million, to Watertown.

The group now is making alliances with economic development specialists in the community to back the cause. [Read more…]

Top titles at Flower Memorial Library – February 2013

The current top five book titles by checkout at Watertown’s Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library are:
1) “The Casual Vacancy” by  J.K. Rowling
2) “Merry Christmas, Alex Cross” by James Patterson
3) “The North Country Murder of Irene Izak: Stained by Her Blood” by David C. Shampine
4) “The Lost Years” by Mary Higgins Clark
5) “Winter of the World” by Ken Follett [Read more…]

Books of local interest – February 2013

Dave Stoodley has written a book about the first Watertown professional baseball franchise, dating back to 1945. Titled “Chronicle of the Watertown Athletics and the Border Baseball League,” the book traces the roots of the former city professional team and minor team since its inception in 1945 to their demise in 1951.

Mr. Stoodley, an Adams Center resident, conducted research in libraries in Watertown, Ogdensburg and Geneva, along with Ottawa and Kingston, Ontario. He also visited Flower Memorial Library, the Watertown Daily Times and Ogdensburg Journal archives. [Read more…]

Books of local interest – November 2012

Raymond E. Petersen, Redwood, a political science professor at Jefferson Community College, has written his second book, titled “The Middle of Everywhere.” Published by the State University of New York press, “The Middle of Everywhere” is the story of a young man’s quest to keep his hometown’s papermill from closing, which turns into an odyssey across a rural upstate New York county. The book is available for $24.95 at or at the JCC campus bookstore.

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Top titles at Flower Memorial Library – November 2012

Top titles by checkout at Flower Memorial Library

The current top five book titles by checkout at Watertown’s Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library are:
1) Woman’s Day “Best Ideas For Christmas”
2) “Fifty Shades Darker” by E.L. James
3) “Beyond Tomorrow” by Fern Michaels
4) “The Tombs” by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry
5) “The Round House” by Louise Erdrich

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‘One in a Thousand’ nets award

Thousand Islands photographer and author Ian Coristine’s interactive iPad eBook app “One in a Thousand” has won the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals Marcom Award. The Marcom awards are an international creative competition for marketing and communication professionals.

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